Briefs 2.25.2021

Baby to Toddler Closet has new hours 
The Crawford County Baby to Toddler Closet is now open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month. It is curb service only but people can choose items from the entrance of the red door at the back of the Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church. Please call if possible to give volunteers your information and number of children and diaper size. The number is (989) 889-4745; this is the new number to see if the Baby to Toddler Closet is open in case of bad weather. The Baby to Toddler Closet is still saving Spartan Family Fare receipts to use for items such as diapers, wipes, underwear, socks, and shoes.
City issues run water order 
The City of Grayling announced on Wednesday, February 17, that it “has issued a mandatory run water order” until further notice due to recent cold temperatures. “The water should be run in a pencil lead size stream in one sink within the home  or business, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This should be done until the City of Grayling issues a stop run water notice,” according to the city’s website,
Auditions to be held for theatre performance 
Auditions for AuSable Artisan Village’s community theatre performance of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters – as well as preliminary auditions for Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Rope – will be held on March 2, 4, 8, and 10 at 7 p.m. each evening in the AAV gallery at 219 Michigan Avenue in downtown Grayling. Get more audition information at
Senior Center offers free medical items 
The Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center has many medical items including walkers, canes, and more available for free for adults ages 60 and over. If you are looking for any items, call Kathy Meisner at (989) 348-7123. All supplies are first come, first served.  
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Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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